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Summer EBT Program

State Launches EBT Meals for Summer

Gov. Walz has announced the launch of the Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) program to help families purchase food during summer months.

Summer EBT provides families with $120 per eligible school aged child during the summer months to purchase healthy foods with funds placed on EBT cards sent to families at the end of July or beginning of August. The benefits can be used at retailers like grocery stores and farmers markets to purchase healthy foods like fruits, vegetables, meats and other protein sources, whole grains and dairy.

MDE, the Minnesota Department of Human Services and Minnesota IT Services will work together to determine eligibility and get the benefits to children and families across the state. 

Many families will be automatically enrolled for Summer EBT if they qualify for free or reduced-price meals based on family income or if they participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP), Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Foster Care, or Medical Assistance (MA). 

Households can contact their school or school district to get an application if they are not automatically enrolled to see if they are eligible.


Patti Naugle
(763) 241-3515